KCTV 5: Children's Mercy Hospital treating child with rare inflammatory syndrome
By Ellen McNamara and Maggie Holmes
Children’s Mercy Hospital confirms that they are treating one child for pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome.
“This has been on our radar for a number of weeks now as we're hearing reports from our colleagues now across the world,” Pediatric Infectious Diseases Dr. Jennifer Schuster said.
Dr. Schuster says children of all ages have been diagnosed with the mysterious inflammatory syndrome that could be connected to COVID-19.
“We don't know if this is a direct effect of the virus or if this is something after you've recovered,” Dr. Schuster said.
Some of the children have tested positive for COVID-19.
“This is a reminder that we're still learning about this disease and to be vigilant. Practice good hand hygiene, wear a mask when you can't socially distance, staying at home when possible and be mindful that this disease is still out there,” Dr. Schuster said.
You need to get immediate care for your child if your child has signs and symptoms of dehydration, they're not acting normal, like not waking up properly and are lethargic.
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